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A flight and a drive to local airport mark further progress toward planned availability next year of the Transition, a street-legal personal airplane.

by Martin LaMonica

Terrafugia's Transition can drive on roads and fly on unleaded gasoline.

Terrafugia’s Transition can drive on roads and fly on unleaded gasoline.

Well-heeled travelers tired of airport lines have some good news today from Terrafugia.

The maker of the Transition flying car said that a production prototype, the D2, made its first flight earlier in March, a step toward what it hopes will be commercial availability within the next year. Company engineers took the Transition for an eight-minute flight around Plattsburgh International Airport in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

The Transition is two-seat personal aircraft that is legal to drive on streets and highways and that runs, both in the air and on the road, on unleaded gasoline. The wings fold up to make the plane about six feet tall, seven and a half feet wide, and 19…

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